The value of spatial information in emergency management comes from the benefits of integrating technologies designed to support spatial decision-making in a field where the aim is to reduce or avoid potential losses from risks and hazards, assure prompt and appropriate response, and achieve quick and effective recovery.
Access to complete, credible, easy-to-use and timely spatial – and non-spatial – information about geographical objects and factors and their influence are prerequisites for making the right decisions or support geographical inquiries.
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We would like to thank Mr. Helmut Wittmann (IABG, Germany) for his time and contributions to this document.